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Biennial Report 2013-2014


A leading independent, non-profit think tank founded in 1995, the Migration Policy Group has a long-standing commitment to effecting durable change in today’s societies.

Known for its ability to influence the political agenda and provoke debate, MPG has played a key role in the fields of anti-discrimination, immigration and integration since its inception. Its work has helped bring about lasting change at both European and national levels, notably the adoption of European legislation and policy change in MPG’s areas of expertise.

Now, celebrating its 20th anniversary, MPG is renewing its commitment to quality independent research, expert policy analysis, network building, advocacy, benchmarking and training. Its key areas of work will continue to be:

  • monitoring the correct transposition and implementation of the European anti-discrimination directives, providing trainings to civil society organisations, and building the necessary tools to fight all forms of discrimination
  • developing indicators to monitor countries’ integration and immigration legislation and policies, and identifying the most effective approaches
  • providing high quality research and analysis, allowing the comparison of legislation and policies in order to develop comprehensive recommendations
  • maintaining its effective working relationships with an extensive network of experts in more than 50 countries, in addition to a variety of partners including civil society organisations, academics, activists, researchers, policymakers, and governmental and quasi-governmental organisations at both national and international levels.

Headquartered in Brussels, MPG is proud of its close-knit team of highly engaged, multilingual and multidisciplinary experts.  The strong commitment to diversity apparent in its work is further demonstrated by the broad range of nationalities and ethnic backgrounds represented among its board members, staff and associates.

MPG’s work is financed through a combination of grants, project funding and contracts, awarded by a range of public and private bodies including charitable foundations, the European institutions, inter-governmental agencies, and national governments.